Nurith Aizenman

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U.S. has been slow to roll out a campaign encouraging booster shots as omicron surges

Friday, December 17, 2021

With Omicron surging, the U.K.'s government is hoping to stave off hospitalizations and deaths through a massive effort to administer vaccine boosters. But the strategy faces major hurdles in the U.S.


The mystery of where omicron came from — and why it matters

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

How did this new strain of the novel coronavirus evolve? Researchers are investigating various possibilities. One leading theory involves ... just one person.


The omicron variant might have originated in someone with a suppressed immune system

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

How did the coronavirus end up mutating into the omicron variant? One hypothesis is that it spent months replicating in the body of someone whose immune system was suppressed by uncontrolled HIV.


The availability of new COVID-19 treatments will help low-income countries

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Merck have agreed to allow generic manufacturers to make inexpensive versions of their anti-viral pills to treat COVID-19.


Why low income countries are so short on COVID vaccines. Hint: It's not boosters

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Wealthy countries keep buying way more doses than they need. New data shows just how much the stockpile of unused vaccine is growing.


Low income nations need COVID vaccines. Rich countries have millions of unused doses

Monday, November 08, 2021

There's been a massive ramp up in production of COVID-19 vaccines. Yet low income nations still aren't getting enough. Analysts say it's because wealthy countries are buying way more than they need.


Moderna won't share its vaccine recipe. WHO has hired an African startup to crack it

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

It's the first step in an audacious plan to solve vaccine inequity by setting up the manufacturing of mRNA vaccines across low-resource countries,


Scientists in South Africa are working to reverse engineer the Moderna COVID vaccine

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

A consortium in South Africa wants to teach manufacturers in poor countries to make Moderna's COVID vaccine. But Moderna won't share its process. So the scientists are trying to reverse engineer it.


The Feasibility Of Biden's Global Vaccination Goal

Thursday, September 23, 2021

President Biden has unveiled a plan to vaccinate 70% of the world's population over the next year. But what will it take to get other rich countries on board? And is the goal ambitious enough?


Biden Announces A New Goal To Vaccinate 70% Of The World's Population Within A Year

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

President Biden announced an effort to vaccinate 70% of the world's population against COVID by this time 2022. Health officials from lower income countries say they need more than donations of doses.


The Taliban Swore To Kill An Afghan Doctor For Giving Birth Control To A Child Bride

Thursday, August 19, 2021

She's had to flee Afghanistan for her life. And she's one of many whose experience offers a window into what the Taliban takeover may hold for the country's women.


Afghan Gynecologist Said She Fled Country Because The Taliban Sent Her Death Threats

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

The Taliban say they'll guarantee the rights of Afghanistan's women, but their actions are already throwing that into doubt. One gynecologist fled the country 10 days ago because of death threats.


This Teen Is Being Pushed To Wed Because Of The Pandemic. Her School Helps Her Resist

Thursday, August 12, 2021

She's one of 110 girls in a boarding program run by the Veerni Institute in India. When lockdowns hit, they were sent home to their villages, where child marriage is rampant.


The Downs And Ups Of Africa's Current COVID Surge

Friday, July 23, 2021

The World Health Organization has reported a downturn after 8 weeks of increasing cases. But the good news comes with a large dose of caution.


Africa Faces A 3rd Wave Of COVID-19 Driven By The Delta Variant

Friday, July 09, 2021

Africa just marked its worst pandemic week ever and its third wave of COVID-19 — largely driven by the delta variant. Vaccine shipments to the continent are moving slowly.


Protecting The Immuno-Compromised Against COVID Could Be Key To Ending The Pandemic

Monday, June 28, 2021

Vaccines may not be as effective for those who are immuno-compromised. Protecting them needs to be made a top priority, says researchers — to keep them safe and to slow the emergence of variants.


Experts Warn Lag In Global Vaccinations Could Lead To Dangerous Variants

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Thanks to widespread vaccinations, the U.S. is reopening. Meanwhile, countries without similar access to doses are angry and fearful — amid signs the COVID-19 catastrophe in India could spread.


20 Million Africans Are Due For Their 2nd COVID Shot. But There's No Supply In Sight

Friday, May 21, 2021

African nations had been counting on Serum Institute of India for nearly all their COVID vaccines. Now the company says it won't be sending any more for months. And African officials are scrambling.


'So This Was All For Nothing': Indian Vaccine Export Halt Leaves Africa Without Doses

Thursday, May 20, 2021

India's freeze on AstraZeneca exports is upending Africa's already limited vaccination progress, as the Africans who got their first dose are coming due for their second with no supply in sight.


They Desperately Need COVID Vaccines. So Why Are Some Countries Throwing Out Doses?

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

How the chaotic system for distributing the world's vaccine supply is wreaking havoc in places that can least afford it.